Alienware X51 R3

Performance Results

Gaming 25%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 20%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware X51 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 026CD3
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime5.4 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 05:29
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
63.6% Good
Memory 83.7
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 165
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 286
36% 267 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$145
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.8% Poor
Lighting 35.3
Reflection 28.3
Parallax 33.7
29% 32.4 fps
MRender 34.3
Gravity 35.4
Splatting 33.9
21% 34.5 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
280GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 957 789 838 792 799 801 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1049
Write 902
Mixed 903
SusWrite 829
207% 921 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 73.4
242% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,325
DQ Write 1120
DQ Mixed 1,129
871% 1,191 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 222%
Great: 333%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA7S0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 46 51 56 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
39% Below average
Read 85.7
Write 56.7
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 49.9
40% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 39%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
67.1% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 22.8
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 19.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 33%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 29%

System: Alienware X51 R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $474
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